Playground Advocacy

Play & Park Structures works through multiple partnerships with our parent company, PlayCore, to develop programs that enhance outdoor learning and physical activity on the playground, while creating wholesome play environments in urban areas and support efforts to bring play to their communities.

National Demonstration Sites

Promoting leadership through best practice programs and design considerations that provide physical activity, integration of nature, and opportunities for people of all ages and abilities as they engage in outdoor play environments.

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Blueprint for Play

The BluePrint for Play toolkit’s objective is to bring communities together in the creation of playgrounds. Designed as five separate guidebooks: Plan It, Fund It, Design It, Build It and Sustain It - this toolkit will help communities customize resources to meet specific needs.

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Strong Foundations

This valuable resource, composed by our parent company, PlayCore, is designed to help communities learn about playground surfacing. Strong Foundations details surfacing standards and criteria, universal design, surfacing types, ways to add play value, reference charts, and a sample inspection checklist. 

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Words on Play

Learn about evidence-based benefits of play from highly respected play scholars–our friends, mentors, and partners. Ask your recreation consultant about Words On Play and additional continuing education opportunities to learn more about the value of play in your community.

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The Power of Urban Play

Data was collected from over forty urban park and recreation leaders to develop a resource for creating wholesome play environments that bring urban communities together. This rich resource provides information for park and recreation agencies, school districts, and other youth serving organizations to make lasting changes for children’s health and well-being in urban communities.  

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